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Grad student who supports parents gets $500

Fernando Vallin is seen with his family in this file photo.

March 29, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Alan Hernandez from Tujunga was given the chance to give $500 to anyone he wants, thanks to ABC7's Pay It Forward campaign on Facebook.

He chose Fernando Vallin, a University of La Verne grad student. Vallin pays for his own schooling and supports his parents, all while finding time to volunteer in his community.

Hernandez says Vallin is a true inspiration for first generation Americans fighting to get ahead.